Building Tour: The Tide with Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Neiheiser Argyros

Join Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Neiheiser Argyros for a tour of The Tide – a new elevated and landscape public walking route on the Greenwich Peninsula


11:00am, Saturday, 3 August 2019


12:30pm, Saturday, 3 August 2019

Tour Guide

Bryce Suite

Ryan Neiheiser

Duration: 1.5 hours

Tickets: £8 // AF Members and Supporters can receive 20% Discount with code

Start: Meet outside the Gateway Pavilion, Peninsula Square, London SE10 0SQ

Getting There: North Greenwich underground station

Children are welcome to join free of charge

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The Tide will stitch together diverse ecosystems, emerging neighbourhoods, and distinct cultural institutions, connecting north to south, east to west, centre to periphery, and city to river. The Tide is both fast and slow. It is simultaneously a running track, a walking promenade, a series of quiet gardens, and a network of social and cultural hubs.

The Tide is conceived of as a series of elevated, landscaped islands where the public is invited to slow down, linger, and overlook the life of the Peninsula. Each island is distinct, defined by unique trees and planting, and by their surrounding views and sounds. These elevated gardens are designed as clusters of structural supports that create elevated planter beds, containing soil and channelling both gravity loads and water down to the ground. The sculptural structure supporting The Tide gardens above also frames and shelters the path below, creating arched pavilions that mark thresholds and passages at the ground level public realm.

Opened on July 5, 2019, the first phase of the project is 1 kilometre long, and features a linear public walkway, elevated gardens, pocket cafes, and an architectural promontory overlooking the Thames River.

Tour Guides:

Bryce Suite
Bryce Suite studied his undergraduate degree at the University of Kentucky before completing his masters at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation. Prior to joining Diller Scofidio + Renfro in 2013, he worked at Smith-Miller + Hawkinson Architects in New York. As well as working on The Tide, Suite is also part of the team behind the new London Centre for Music next to the Barbican.  

Ryan Neiheiser
Ryan Neiheiser is a director of Neiheiser Argyros, a London and Athens based multidisciplinary architectural design practice with projects in Europe and the United States. Ryan Neiheiser received his masters degree in 2008 from the Princeton University School of Architecture after earning a dual bachelors degree in Engineering and Art from Swarthmore College in 2001. Neiheiser has worked at a number of award-winning firms in Europe and the United States, including the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) in Rotterdam and Diller Scofidio and Renfro in New York City. Neiheiser has taught master’s level thesis at Princeton University and has been teaching a design studio at the Architectural Association since 2014. He is a co-founder of the architecture publication, Another Pamphlet, was a co-editor of the book, Agenda: Can We Sustain Our Ability to Crisis? (Actar, 2010), and has published articles in New Geographies, Bidoun, and Pidgin. Neiheiser is originally from Cleveland, Ohio and has lived in Rotterdam, Brussels, and New York prior to moving to London in 2014.